If your company has at least 100 unique products, including product variations, you will need a subscription level (Limited) that includes a GS1 Company Prefix, a consistent set of numbers at the beginning of each GTIN that uniquely identifies your business in the global supply chain. Since your GS1 Company Prefix can only be used by your organization, it identifies your company as the brand owner of your products, making it easier for your trading partners to identify and manage your products within their systems. With a Limited subscription, you will receive a 9-digit prefix which generates up to 100 barcodes.
The rest of the numbers in a GTIN uniquely identify your products and each variation of your products, simplifying your internal planning and supply chain management. Your GS1 Company Prefix is also incorporated into your GLNs (Global Location Numbers) to identify the location of your products, such as stores, warehouses, distribution centres, pharmacies and hospitals. Ensure to account for your business growth in your calculations, including new products or product variations, more warehouses or shipping locations. Learn more